Kohan: Ahriman's Gift

Kohan: Ahriman's Gift

Jorhies Mar 20, 2013 @ 1:46pm
Windows 8 Compatibility
Does anyone know how to get this working properly in Windows 8?
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Undergrowler Mar 20, 2013 @ 2:47pm 
What exactly is the problem?
I'll probably go Windows 8 later and I'd HATE if I couldn't play Kohan anymore. So let's try to solve this. :)
Jorhies Mar 20, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
There's a really annoying lag (about a second or two long) every time I click something. Scrolling is really laggy too.
Last edited by Jorhies; Mar 20, 2013 @ 3:29pm
Undergrowler Mar 21, 2013 @ 8:32am 
Have you tried lowering your screen resolution on the desktop to the same as in the game?

I found a post on Timegate Studios forum about something I think is related. A person over there have problems with stuttering mouse and racing CPU or GPU fan. Unfortunately no one have answered his post.
Steam removes a lot of links so I won't try to post the link to the forum post here. It shouldn't be too hard to find the website on google.

If this is related I suspect a graphic card problem. Maybe something with the drivers or a setting?

It could also be that your computer simply is too fast. Some old games stutter and lag because of that. In that case it could be worth it to try playing it with moslo.
Jorhies Mar 21, 2013 @ 1:00pm 
I've seen that post too, been waiting for an answer.

I lowered the screen resolution, tried different compatibility modes, forced 16-bit color, fiddled with settings in the NVIDIA control panel (I have a GTX 660 and the other guy had a Radeon so it's not NVIDIA/ATI specific). Tried forcing windowed mode with an application and some launch options but the game refused to cooperate. Mo'Slo won't work in Windows 8. If there are any other suggestions, I'm willing to give them a shot.
Undergrowler Mar 22, 2013 @ 7:40am 
Sounds like you have done all the standard problem solvers. The only other thing I can think of that it might be is if you're using more than one Displays. If so try with only one.

That's unfortunately all I can think of for now. I'll look for some other things that might help and get back to you if I find something.

Oh and have you asked on GOGs General Discussion forum for help? Since the site is mostly about old games there are many people there that are very good at making old games run on new machines. They won't mind you asking about a game that isn't sold there.
Jorhies Mar 22, 2013 @ 11:42am 
I'm only using one display. One of the settings I tried in the NVIDIA control panel was disabling multiple displays just in case, but there was no effect. I'll make a post in the GOG forum.
Undergrowler Mar 26, 2013 @ 9:27am 
Any progress?
Jorhies Mar 26, 2013 @ 12:15pm 
GOG suggested using a VM. I won't have time to mess with that until probably next weekend. I'll let you know how it goes.
Undergrowler Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:17am 
Thanks. :)
Turtle N a Tree Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:30am 
wish I saw this before I bought it. Its not working for me either.
Scuba Steve May 6, 2013 @ 12:09pm 
Tried a Windows XP virtual machine using Virtualbox and Hyper-V. Tried a number of setups and reinstalls, including leaving integration out, but all you get is the splash screen, then a second of black before Kohan immediately crashes without an error code. I suspect the only way we'll get this working is dropping back to Windows 7 or dual boot. It's somewhat worth noting that I'm not going through Steam - I dug my old physical copy out cause I was really missing the game.

TimeGate creating a fix is a pretty large pipedream, and the community is so small that I doubt anyone is going to come around with a custom fix for it. Damn.
MrPanda May 13, 2013 @ 1:44am 
From experience I can mention that crossfire is incompatible and a custom profile will have to be made with it disabled to get rid of screen flicker
Scuba Steve May 13, 2013 @ 8:45pm 
No crossfire here, it's an issue with the OS I believe. Same symptoms across multiple computers with only Windows 8 in common.
MrPanda May 14, 2013 @ 4:41am 
what ive put it down to, I believe the game works on Ubuntu from what I've read, can easly set it up on a 8gb flash drive :P
Scuba Steve May 14, 2013 @ 11:26am 
Where was it that you read that?
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